What is Zopiclone?

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Zopiclone is a hypnotic nonbenzodiazepine that is used to treat sleep disorders.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Insomnia 185 80
Fibromyalgia 8 1
Unrefreshing or poor sleep 6 5
Insomnia 4 2
General health 3 1

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 14
Moderate 30
Mild 43
None 59

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Zopiclone

Side effect Patients
Metallic taste in mouth 8
Bad taste in mouth 6
Memory problems 6
Drowsiness 5
Dry mouth 5
Drowsy in morning 3

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Zopiclone

Dosage Patients
7.5 mg daily 5
7.5mg as needed 3
1 tablet(s) daily 2
3.75 mg daily 2
7.5 tablet(s) daily 2
1.5 mg daily 1
7.5 mg m,w,f 1
15 mg daily 1
7.5 mg twice daily 1
30 mg daily 1

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Why patients stopped taking Zopiclone

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Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 29
Doctor's advice 25
Side effects too severe 23
Course of treatment ended 20
Other 15
Personal research 4
Expense 2
Change in health plan coverage 1
See all 98 patients who've stopped taking Zopiclone

Duration

Currently taking Zopiclone

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 4
5 - 10 years 10
10 years or more 8

Stopped taking Zopiclone

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 32
1 - 6 months 23
6 months - 1 year 12
1 - 2 years 13
2 - 5 years 13
5 - 10 years 4
10 years or more 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 97
Usually 26
Sometimes 18
Never taken as prescribed 5
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 5
Somewhat hard to take 7
A little hard to take 22
Not at all hard to take 112
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 9
< $25 55
Not specified 81

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Zopiclone after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Amitriptyline (Elavil) 2
Temazepam (Restoril) 2
Zolpidem (Ambien) 2
Clonazepam (Klonopin) 1
Cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril) 1

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Patients stopped taking Zopiclone and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Zolpidem (Ambien) 3
Quetiapine (Seroquel) 2
Amitriptyline (Elavil) 1
Loprazolam (Dormonoct) 1
Temazepam (Restoril) 1
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13 patient evaluations for Zopiclone

Jan 13, 2009 (Started Jul 20, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 7.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: As a good nights sleep is essential, those who need help in this direction should take some sort of sleeping aid
Side effects: dry mouth

  • 1 helpful mark

Jul 5, 2010 (Started Nov 15, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for sleep problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Zopiclone has been prescribed to me since around November 2009. At present I am having to take one every night because I have major sleep problems (mainly caused by ghastly hot flashes). Luckily Zopiclone still works wonders for me and I can more or less guarantee that within half an hour of taking a tablet I will be asleep.

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 22, 2010 (Started Oct 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for sleep problems)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsy in morning)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 3.5 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: drowsy in morning

  • 0 helpful marks
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